Improving Safety Results and Culture Using Six Sigma and Lean Tools—No Belt Required!
Six Sigma and Lean tools remain one of the most successful approaches to remove defects and waste from any process, whether operational or administrative. The result?  A more efficient and effective process.  These tools easily apply to improving safety performance and culture too.  This webinar will describe the basics of six sigma and lean methodologies, and four ways to apply these tools to improve safety trending, safety programs, work process risk reduction and safety culture.  No green or black belt is required to use these tools and get great, sustainable results.
During this webcast, we will:
  • Define six sigma and lean basics: methodology and tools
  • Provide examples of how six sigma and lean tools can improve operational and administrative processes
  • Explain the four main uses of six sigma and lean tools to improve safety results
  • Discover ways to accelerate success
  • Discover how to overcome barriers


  • Slides from the session
  • A link to the recorded version of the session, for later viewing
  • 0.2 CEU credits (to receive CEUs, you must also complete the course assessment)

This virtual class will take place on Wednesday, November 3 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CENTRAL.


Cathy Hansell, the President of Breakthrough Results, has 30 years of safety, health, environmental (SHE), product and manufacturing quality experience at several international corporations including BASF, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, American Standard and Trane.  Most recently as the Corporate VP of Safety and Occupational Health at American Standard/Trane, she led a strategy throughout 500+ manufacturing, sales and service operations globally, to create a company-wide safety culture and drive for risk prevention and wellness. The breakthrough results of these efforts translated into a 90% reduction in incident rates, insurance premium reductions, prevention of 22,000 injuries and cost avoidance of $152 M in seven year and global avian flu/pandemic preparedness programs and readiness.
Cathy is working with several clients in the chemical, energy, construction and military sectors.  Projects include applying six sigma and lean tools to improve safety culture and performance; CSR and sustainability programs; developing and implementing a safety strategy and culture; educating and engaging leadership; integrating S&H into business processes; culture and management system self-assessment tools, leading metrics and preparing for a pandemic threat.  Changes are accomplished following a change model that Cathy developed, based on successful business models.
Cathy is a frequent guest speaker at industrial safety, health and environmental councils and organizations, in such topics as safety culture, leadership engagement, avian flu and pandemic preparedness, six sigma and wellness.  Cathy is a member of ORC Worldwide Consulting Group.  She was the chair of the 2007 ASSE Crisis Management Symposium, and a nominated US delegate to participate in the 2007 EU-US Joint Conference on Occupational Health and Safety in Portugal.   Cathy is currently a member of the Corporate EH&S Management Roundtable, the NJ and American Bar Associations and the ASSE. She is also a certified CSR practitioner, and an affiliate with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence.  Additional affiliations include the Lawrence Bradford Group, Yellow Dynos and Breakthrough Marketing Technologies.

She holds a BS in environmental science/wastewater engineering from Cook College; a MS in environmental toxicology from NYU Institute of Environmental Medicine and a JD in environmental law from Rutgers University Law School.  Cathy is a certified Malcolm Baldrige examiner and certified instructor from Crosby, Deming and Juran Quality Institutes; a Total Quality Master and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.  She has also received the ASSE Certification in Executive Safety Management. Most recently, she was awarded the 2010 Woman of the Year in the Safety and Health Field from the National Association of Professional Women.

Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code for a $10.00 discount: AIHA1911 You may register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code.")   
  • List Price $115.00

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